The Stryker Accolade is associated with the release of cobalt and chromium metals into the bloodstream. The femoral head of the Accolade hip implant is made with a cobalt and chromium alloy, whereas the hip stem is made with titanium alloy. The combination of the femoral head and hip stem causes significant corrosion and fretting, resulting in metallosis and subsequently permanent damage to tissues and bone, as well as pseudotumors. The Stryker Accolade TMZF, like the Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II implants, was designed and manufactured without structures that prevent fretting and corrosion. Additionally, Stryker discontinued using TMZF titanium concurrent to the Rejuvenate and ABG II recalls.
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*Biomaterials: A Basic Introduction, by Qizhi Chen and George Thouas